Celebrating Five Years


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We celebrate our just concluded fifth season and look back with pride at the names of the more than thirty artists who shared their talent with a capacity audience of over four hundred at four of our concerts:
Shareese Arnold, Aubrey Berg, Melisa Bonetti, Kayleigh Decker, Emily Fink, Amy Gillingham, Luke Flood, Aaron Jacobs, Sam Krausz, Christina Lalog-Seal, Chloe LeGrand , Jesse Leong, James Meade, Allan Palacios Chan, Kim Pensyl, Alan Rafferty, Kenneth Shaw, Rick VanMatre, Eben Wagenstroom, Daniel Weeks, Christopher Wilke, Gabe Wrobel and The Young Artists Cello Ensemble
These artists – vocalists, violinists, cellists, actors, pianists – performed traditional vocal and instrumental American music, show music, opera highlights, show tunes and spoken texts and poetry, by

Leonard Bernstein, Georges Bizet, Ignacio Cervantes, Ruperto Chapí, Enrique Granados, Franz Liszt, Pablo Luna, Astor Piazzolla, Henry Purcell, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Camille Saint-Saëns, Manuel Saumell, Alessandro Scarlatti, Franz Schubert, Richard Strauss, Francisco Tárrega, Joaquín Turina, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and Richard Wagner.

Guitarist James Meade played for us Spanish guitar music in a couple of our concerts: https://youtu.be/5RPzrOEOecg
Mezzo-soprano Melisa Bonetti sang arias from Spanish zarzuelas, Bizet’s Carmen and Camille Saint-Saëns Samson and Dalila in our April concert: https://youtu.be/vc3m-rfg_y8
South African Pianist Eben Wagenstroom returned to play in two of our concerts: https://youtu.be/aJjJDc_UDmg
Soprano Shareese Arnold sang Wagner arias, Rachmaninoff songs and Spirituals in two of our concerts: https://youtu.be/oH7juk-7eFw

In December, our Silent Auction, raised thousands of dollars, as patrons bid on gifts, goods and services by
Anna VanMatre, Artist …Cincinnati Art Museum …Cincinnati Ballet…Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra…Cincinnati Nature Center…Cincinnati Opera…Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park…Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra…concert:nova…Ensemble Theatre…James Meade, Classical Guitarist…Jim Slouffman, Artist…Johannes Bjorner, Artist…Karen Tully, Contributor…Kathy Doane, Contributor…Kim Pensyl, Jazz Musician…Linda Ellis, Jewelry Designer…National Exemplar Restaurant…Rick Van Matre, Jazz Musician…Taft Museum…Tri Health Pavilion Spa…Trio Bistro… UC – College-Conservatory of Music…Nancy Stetler, Designer…Virginia Cox, Photographer

The total income of over $10,000 generated by the auction and ticket sales during this past year, went for scholarships at CCM, the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati.

We thank the management and board of the Peterloon Foundation, our wonderful webmaster and graphic designer Kate Hursh, and all of you, artists, audience members, donors and friends for your hard work, your generosity and your support!

Rafael and Kimberly de Acha

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